Food, everyone loves it, but how much do you actually know about the history of American cuisine and food habits? Did you know that the average American eats 117 pounds of potatoes a year? Or that the modern history of fast-food in America began on July 7, 1912 with the opening of a fast food restaurant called the Automat in New York? You can learn even more fun facts and discover some great cookbooks by checking out this month’s Celebrating Books & More display “American Food Culture,” located in Penrose@Driscoll.
Want to learn even more about American food culture? Check out the Celebrating Books & More Research Guide for a bibliography of the books on display, featured e-books, additional catalog search options and more.